How do you celebrate your anniversary? If you’re the Franchise and me, you do it by cramming in a quick lunch and then – well that’s about it. I worked over. The Franchise had two classes – including a night class where the homework load will be, well not light.
We did get a few minutes for that tradition of eating the remains of your wedding cake after its gone stale and each ingredient should have expired. The results? Well, we ended up more focused on the camera and less on the cake. But I get to share the photos and story while Franchise puts together a class project. Who has the most fun? You do.
Franchise gets excited to eat cake for her first anniversary. Oh, if only she knew the fun to come…
Franchise bravely volunteers to try the first piece of cake.
She likes it! She goes for a full piece of cake.
But the cake might not be as good as we thought. The Franchise describes it as tasting like a plastic bag. I look at the face and remember the morning I woke her up too early…
Then we just start having fun with the camera. We kinda forget the cake and try to go all artsy with the photos.
Even Mr. Peanut gets an anniversary treat though.
View map of baseball stadiums visited.
Roger and I visited New York City yesterday to see the Yankees host the Red Sox in Yankees Stadium. It was the 14th Major League Baseball stadium I’ve visited. I’ll add some pictures shortly.
New York was fun. We ate at Druid’s at 50th and 10th. Neat pub. Very Irish – err Celtic. Enjoy the Irish Soda Bread. Roger recommends the curry. I’m still getting used to smoked salmon. Then we ventured to East 42nd. We saw the United Nations building just as it closed for the day. (The flags were all down already – no good picture.) Afterward, we walked up and down the side streets trying to recognize the flags that flew in front of consulates and permanent missions. (We did OK. Social Studies teachers taught us well.) Finally took the train up to Yankees Stadium walked around a bit and ventured inside.
There was a heckuva wait after the game. It took an hour or two for most of the 55,000-plus fans to clear the area, and we were happy to wait and avoid the crush on a muggy night. But by the time we got back to the parking garage in Hells Kitchen, the 24-hour parking garage had closed for the night. Attendant woke up, gave us the car, and we were on our way back to Scranton – arriving at 5:15 a.m. Work, and the morning alarm, came early this morning.
Oh, the game. Yankees-Red Sox was impressive. It’s not quite Ohio State-Michigan. The fans were happy to sit down most of the time. Friends who backed the rivals teased each other, but there wasn’t the vulgar hostility until late in the game when a couple Sox fans decided they had received their money’s worth and could afford to be thrown out. But the fans were loud and passionate – and it was odd to see a standing crowd cheering for a big pitch in the second inning. Alex Rodriguez hit his 536th home run – tying Mickey Mantle for 13th on the all-time list. Red Sox had the lead late before the Yankees rallied to force extra innings. Brett Gardner, who was called up from AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre about a week before, had the game-winning two-out up-the-middle single in the bottom of the 10th. Home team wins 5-4.